My new tank! Baby betta fish with marimo moss ball
Without a fishless cycle your betta could experience ‘new tank syndrome’ – it can kill fish.
@Betta newbie: Without knowing the size of your tank I can't advise you on stocking. I can tell you, if you are able to add more fish, you might first think of increasing the size of your neon and cory schools to six or more each and getting a couple more platies. But only do this if your tank is large enough to safely accommodate them - I'd think about 20-30 gal.
@Betta newbie: You can treat with aquarium salt, but it sounds like you have a long road ahead and you may lose more fish. Some fish get sick and never recover. Whatever you do I would not add any more fish to the tank until things clear up. Concentrate on a clean tank and healthy water parameters. There is a reason everybody got sick. Find out what it was and correct the situation, dose the tank with aquarium salt for about a week and hope for the best.
How to acclimate your Betta Fish to its new tank - Betta Answers
In this article we tell you how to put your betta fish in a new tank.
There are specific steps to take when transporting your Betta from the pet store tank to your . If you’ve purchased fish before, then you understand that it’s a process and the approach you take will determine the amount of stress you place on your new pet. If you set up a new fish tank at the same time you purchase your new Betta, which occurs frequently, you might face “new tank syndrome”. This is when ammonia is produced in the tank faster than the bacteria can handle it, and it can cause unneeded stress on your fish.Setting up your first betta fish tank can be somewhat intimidating, but it shouldn’t be scary! In fact it is good if you do feel a little worried, it proves you care and want to learn. This post will cover important steps you should take in order to create the perfect setting for a betta fish tank, it will state the importance of water cycling and give you tips for taking care of your new fish.The first step in the acclimation process is to test the water parameters in your fish’s bag or cup. Check and record the temperature and pH. You may also want to check for ,, , GH and KH so you know what you’re starting with. After all, once you toss that old water, you will never get that information back. Temperature and pH, however, are the most critical. Test and record the temperature of the new tank. If the temperature in the bag varies from that in the tank, even by just a few degrees, you will want to float the bag (or betta cup) in the aquarium until the temperatures match. Before you float the betta fish container, test the bag/cup water’s pH level to determine if it is different from your aquarium’s pH.And now you have set up a betta fish tank! It’s time to choose your new betta fish from the local pet store and add it to the newly setup aquarium. No I'm not! How dare you question my authority?! On a serious note, New Tank Syndrome is real and is a major cause of death in new tank set-ups not only for bettas, but also for all types of aquariums. New Tank Syndrome occurs when a newly established tank has not completed the nitrogen cycle, which means that it is going to go through a cycle of ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate spikes until all the chemicals become balanced. Putting your betta, or any other fish, through this cycle will stress them out and may possibly kill them.